Kedol (world)

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Kedol/Xelan (Far Home 2804)
Classic Era (1115)
D99787A-2
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population8 Moderate (700 million)
Government7 Balkanization
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech Level2 Pre-Industrial (printing)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G0 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2

Kedol is a pre-agricultural, pre-Industrial, moderate population world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

  • More than 90% of the population is made up of Jellyfish

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Monostellar System[edit]

Kedol Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Kedol

G0 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.04 5400 - 6100 1.21
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00958 0.09124 0.87 - 1.43 0.958 9.58
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7
Remarks
None

System Data[edit]

Polder-Kedol System[edit]

The primary is Polder, an ordinary yellow main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 1.21 Sols, a mass of 1.04 Sols, and a diameter of 1.433 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum inner world, and (II) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world – orbital position (III) is empty. (IV) Kedol orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (V) a thin atmosphere hospitable world, (VI) a ringed large gas giant, (VII) a vacuum iceworld, (VIII) a small gas giant, and (IX) an exotic atmosphere bigworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IV) Kedol[edit]

(IV) Kedol is designated the mainworld. It orbits Polder at a mean distance of 0.88 AU (131.7 million km), just within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 295 days 16 hours and a rotation period of 25.5 hours. The axial tilt is 19 degrees. Kedol has a diameter of 14,641 km, a density of 5.22 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 1.08 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 3.62 bar and a composition of 79% nitrogen (N2), 20% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the extremely high atmospheric pressure. Approximately 75% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.2m. Mean surface temperature: 24°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Warm and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is very active and violent weather systems driven by the star and the oceans sweep across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 673 million km², Water surface area: 505 million km², Land surface area: 168 million km².

  • breathing the high pressure air for short periods without artificial assistance causes severe headaches, tremors, drowsiness and decreased neural activity. Prolonged exposure causes nitrogen narcosis and oxygen toxicity.

System Importance (Ix)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Size (S)[edit]

This world is a Big World between 13,600km and 15,200km in diameter. The world has a standard gravity between 1G and 1.3G. The horizon will appear about 5.4km away. Vessels with only 1G of thrust should avoid landing on this world.

Mainworld Atmosphere (A)[edit]

This world has a pressure of 1.50 to 2.49 atmospheres. While a Dense Atmosphere requires no survival gear this atmosphere also contains an unusual taint such as such as disease, a hazardous gas mix, pollutants, or sulfur compounds which requires the use of a Filter Mask. Some taints may require more protective equipment. TL–3 or more advanced survival gear is required to settle this world.

Mainworld Hydrosphere (H)[edit]

This world has 65-75% of its surface covered by liquid water. It has significant large liquid bodies. Wilderness refueling is possible.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Polder-Kedol System[edit]

Kedol, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (V) (within the H+ region of the outer system) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in any location where they can find even a minimal trace of shelter and warmth. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the system is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Starport (Sp)[edit]

Kedol has a Class D Starport, a poor quality installation which has few of the expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World Population (P)[edit]

This world has a population of 100,000,000 to 999,999,999 sophonts (hundreds of millions).

World Demographics[edit]

Humaniti, population 95%

  • Other, population 5%

World Government (G)[edit]

Kedol has a Balkanized Government. There is no central world government. The world has several governments competing for control of the world. These may be allies, cooperating, competitors, or at war with each other.

World Law Level (L)[edit]

This world has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. A few worlds with this law level may be a Red Zone and others will be an Amber Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors).

World Technology Level (TL)[edit]

Kedol possesses a Technology Level of TL–2.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy (Ex)[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Data[edit]

Trade Classifications for this world:

  • No information yet available.

Trade Lines with other worlds:

  • No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available.

World Infrastructure[edit]

This world possesses TBD infrastructure.

World Culture (Cx)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Language/s[edit]

Historical Data[edit]

The presence of the Jellyfish population on the world is currently unexplained: it is often referred to as the Kedol Mystery.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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